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making news in america this morning, political stunner. the lawmaker expected to replace john boehner suddenly pulling his name from the short list to be speaker of the house. now the scramble to find a new replacement even looking outside of congress. we're live in washington. hero recovering. spencer stone made famous after saving lives during the train attack in europe waking up in a hospital this morning after getting stabbed. the new surveillance video and what witnesses are saying this morning. caught on camera. a group of tourists plunging into the river below after a suspension bridge gives way. and a donald trump superfan taking the stage.
>> mr. trump, we love you. we love you. >> the front-runner's number one supporter going viral. and who says he doesn't have latino fans? trump there in las vegas. we'll get to that soon on this friday morning. but we're going to start with that bombshell on capitol hill. the house majority leader abruptly dropping out of the race to become speaker of the house. >> kevin mccarthy's stunning announcement left republicans in shock, some bursting into tears. now the party is scrambling to find a new replacement they can all agree on. abc's stephanie ramos has the latest from washington. good morning, stephanie. >> reporter: good morning to you, marci and kendis. kevin mccarthy will not be john boehner's successor. his withdrawal has republicans in a tizzy. no one saw this coming. in less than 2 half hours kevin mccarthy went from a confident
house to a withdrawal. >> i think i shocked some of you. the one thing i found in talking to everybody, if we are going to unite and be strong, we need a new face to help do that. >> reporter: the decision by the california lawmaker throws house republicans deeper into chaos. it came after a closed door meeting with the same conservatives who would challenge him on the house floor as speaker leaving republicans especially those who supported him at a loss for boards. >> nobody knows anything at this point. >> reporter: with no obvious replacement for john boehner in sight anything can happen. >> i think they were stunned. >> reporter: little known candidates daniel webster are still in the running but some have urged paul ryan from wisconsin to throw his hat into the ring even though he says he's still not running. >> my statement stands. >> reporter: so what happened? well, mccarthy's big blunder about the house benghazi committee didn't help. >> everybody thought hillary clinton was unbeatable, right? but we put together a benghazi
committee. what are her numbers today? her numbers are dropping. >> reporter: kevin mccarthy's team figured he'd only get about 200 house republicans to vote for him which is short of the 218 needed. kendis, marci, back to you. >> all right, stephanie ramos live in washington, thank you. the republicans are in such a tailspin some are suggesting they may have to look beyond congress for the next speaker. former speaker newt gingrich is not ruling out a run. 20 years after he held the post gingrich indicated if everyone wanted had him to run he would not turn it down. he did admit it would be an unlikely scenario. another sign that joe biden may have made up his mind about a possible run for the white house. sources say reps for biden met with democratic national committee taffers reportedly briefed on key rules they need to understand if he enters the
race. dr. ben carson's comments on gun control have caused plenty of controversy and carson just injected new life by linking the disarming of german citizens with the holocaust. abc's tom llamas has the details. >> reporter: dr. ben carson taking his pro-gun stance to another level. writing in his book that the holocaust would have been less likely if jews were armed. >> if there had been no gun control laws in europe at that time, would 6 million jews have been slaughtered? >> i think the likelihood of hitler being able to accomplish his goals would have been had been armed. >> reporter: the anti-defamation league calling his comments historically inaccurate. outspoken against gun control at an oregon community college writing on facebook "i never saw a body with bullet holes that was more devastating than taking the right to arm ourselves away" and repeatedly insisting he would have rushed the shooter if put in a similar situation.
and let him shoot me. everybody, attack him. he can't get us all. >> reporter: but now carson revealing what he did when he was once confronted by a gunman in a fast food restaurant. he did not rush the shooter. >> the guy comes in, puts the gun in my ribs and i just said, i believe that you want the guy behind the counter. >> oh, so you just redirected him to -- >> i redirected him. >> reporter: carson asked about that on cnn. >> that sounds counter to what you're recommending. >> a completely different situation. this is somebody who comes into a joint to rob it. not somebody who see skwengs quentially is killing people. >> he could have killed you. >> i did know that. >> reporter: tom llamas, abc news, las vegas. stay tuned for "good morning america" later this morning. george stephanopoulos will interview ben carson live. turning our focus now to south carolina where the governor there and the national guard are urging residents of low-lying areas to evacuate as soon as possible.
homes and businesses that survived the worst during the recent recordbreaking rainfall are now in the path of flooding that could last up to two weeks. rivers swollen are rushing toward the coast and could begin spilling over their banks as early as today. russia is denying reports at least four missiles from its latest attack on syria fell short of their targets instead crashing in iran. and now disturbing new images show syrian children injured by missile fire contradicting strikes are aimed at isis rebels. the u.s. insists russia is actually helping to prop up the assad regime. the u.s. air strike on a hospital in afghanistan may have been much worse than initially believed. we already knew at least 22 doctors, nurses and patients killed but now there's word that 33 others are still unaccounted for. doctors without borders has reiterated its demand for an independent investigation after getting a direct apology from president obama.
launching a search for the sunken cargo ship "el faro" and its data recorder using sonar and remotely controlled vehicles. hurricane joaquin sank the ship east of the bahamas last week with 33 people on board. mourners gathered on long island and in jacksonville, florida, for vigils in honor of the victims lost in that disaster. it is the most coveted of all the nobel awards and that's the peace prize leading the odds german chance lahr angela merkel for her pledge to open the country's borders to refugees fleeing syria and other war-torn areas, another top contender is pope francis off his first ever visit to the u.s. the announcement is just moments away in oslo. breaking new details in the volkswagen emission scandal. with word of another software program being investigated. and one of the americans who stopped a train attack in france waking up in the hospital after being stabbed. new details overnight from a witness.
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on capitol hill. >> vw has betrayed a nation. it's time to clean it up or get off the road. >> we will find remedies for our customers and we will work to ensure that this will never happen again. >> of those 11 million cars nearly half a million of them are here in the u.s. horn went on to blame the software issues on engineers who, i'm quoting here, put them in there for whatever reason. apple pay which lets you swipe your phone instead of a credit card is expanding. best buy is already accepting it at its stores and should be an option at kfc and chili's next spring and starbucks is giving it a try at some stores with complete implementation next year. a growing sign of acceptance of the systems. some retailers using it previously said no thanks. and new netflix users are being asked to pay a dollar more per month for the company's standard plan. it now costs 9.99. netflix says the increase will
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flying, airport delays are possible this afternoon in boston, new york city, philadelphia and washington, d.c. spencer stone one of the american heroes who took down a gunman on a plane bound to paris is recovering from stab wounds. >> he fought a group of people outside a bar yesterday morning. police say alcohol was likely a factor that led to the altercation. stone was stabbed three times. a cab driver witnessing the incident. >> he tried to protect himself. those guys don't stop. they try to stab him again and again. never seen lick this so i was happened. >> stone has undergone surgery and is listed in serious condition this morning but his injuries are said to be non nonlife-threatening. police are seeking two suspects. stone's friend and fellow train hero alek skarlatos tweeting, quoting here, spencer is one tough guy and only he could have
done something like that and lived yet again. a school bus driver in pennsylvania is in some trouble this morning for being seen texting while driving. the video shot by a seventh grader on that bus. it shows the driver with one hand on the steering wheel and the other on the phone. the student's parents posted the video online then the bus company and the school district incident. the driver was not on the job yesterday. if heights make you dizzy, second. take a look. newly posted video captured the terrifying moment when a bridge suspended over a new zealand river collapsed as four tourists were hiking across it. one of them says they were midway across when he heard a big crack and the bridge gave way. fortunately, they escaped with just a few scratches and bruises. wow. 20 feet to the bottom there. all right, back here at home, they're getting ready for
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our top story this morning, the scramble to find a new contender for speaker of the house. the gop is in a tailspin after majority leader kevin mccarthy suddenly took himself out of the running under pressure from hard line republicans. ben carson stirring more controversy this morning for suggesting the holocaust could have been diminished if german jews were armed. an interview with carson coming up on "good morning america." and president obama heads to oregon today where he'll meet privately with families of the victims from last week's shooting at umpqua community college. and looking at today's weather scorching heat in the southwest. stormy across south texas. rain and some flooding from northern oklahoma to maine. cool and dry, almost everywhere else, enjoy. and finally from us, the late night comics take on the news of the week.
here now your "friday funnies". >> i found out something that rocked me to my core because today for the first time, mcdonald's began serving breakfast all day long. it's the sort of news that changes a man. i do a late night comedy show and the only reason i ever got up before 10:30 was to make it deadline. the new trend that's getting a lot of attention called human backpacks. this is the work real of a designer named rick owens. it's people wearing other people. gives a whole new meaning to the question who are you wearing. >> can someone tag in for me. thanks, buddy. >> republicans say the economy is bad. they say it's bad. how bad it. >> it is so bad in new york on park avenue today i saw a woman with real breasts and fake gucci purse. you never see that.
princess leia's bikini sold for $96,000. the bikini is perfectly intact as is the buyer's virginity. bill clinton said yesterday that donald trump's campaign has a certain macho appeal and then trump said whoever this macho is, i want him deported. people have described trump with words idiot, buffoon, clown and jerk and use others like still, better than and jeb. analysts say jeb bush's campaign is in so much trouble they may bring in george w. bush for support. that's true. this will help jeb appeal to george w. bush's key demographic people who have a terrible memory. >> politics keeping those fellows employed. >> oh, yes. >> that's what's making news in america this morning. stay with us for "good morning america" and have a great friday and a wonderful weekend.